Thursday, July 26, 2007

News: World Trade Center rescue dog dies of cancer

World Trade Center rescue dog dies of cancer

NEW YORK (AP) - The Fire Rescue community is mourning the passing of

Jake, the 9/11 rescue dog, The black Lab who burrowed through smoking debris at the World Trade Center site has died of cancer.

Jake had been wracked with pain and fever and Mary Flood had the 12-year-old put to sleep after one last walk through the fields and a swim in the creek near their home in Oakley, Utah.

No one can say whether the dog would have gotten sick if he hadn't been exposed to the toxic air in Lower Manhattan. But cancer in dogs Jake's age is common.

The Labrador also searched for survivors after Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi.

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